Jazz & Blues

Joan As Police Woman

Joan As Police Woman returns with a new album, Damned Devotion, and it’s her most revealing yet. A thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, Damned Devotion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest.

While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006).

On Damned Devotion, thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date. A collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, Joan has recently worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and Daniel Johnston. The singer says, ‘My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say.’

Dates & times

22 Apr 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


£22.50 - £27.50
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.